Can I retire at age 40 with 431,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $431,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$35,592$35,275$34,965$34,663$34,369$34,166
2 years$17,620$17,291$16,973$16,665$16,366$16,162
3 years$11,630$11,300$10,983$10,677$10,383$10,184
4 years$8,635$8,307$7,993$7,693$7,405$7,212
5 years$6,839$6,513$6,203$5,909$5,629$5,443
6 years$5,642$5,318$5,013$4,725$4,454$4,274
7 years$4,787$4,466$4,166$3,885$3,623$3,450
8 years$4,147$3,828$3,533$3,259$3,005$2,839
9 years$3,649$3,333$3,043$2,776$2,531$2,372
10 years$3,250$2,938$2,653$2,393$2,156$2,004
11 years$2,925$2,616$2,335$2,082$1,855$1,709
12 years$2,654$2,348$2,073$1,827$1,607$1,468
13 years$2,424$2,122$1,852$1,613$1,401$1,269
14 years$2,228$1,928$1,664$1,431$1,229$1,102
15 years$2,058$1,762$1,502$1,277$1,082$962
16 years$1,909$1,616$1,362$1,143$956$842
17 years$1,779$1,489$1,239$1,027$848$740
18 years$1,662$1,375$1,131$926$754$651
19 years$1,558$1,275$1,036$836$672$575
20 years$1,465$1,185$951$757$600$508
21 years$1,380$1,103$874$687$537$450
22 years$1,304$1,030$806$625$481$399
23 years$1,234$963$744$569$432$355
24 years$1,170$903$688$519$388$316
25 years$1,111$847$637$474$349$281
26 years$1,057$796$591$434$315$250
27 years$1,007$749$549$397$284$223
28 years$961$706$510$364$256$199
29 years$917$666$475$333$231$178
30 years$877$629$442$306$209$159
31 years$840$595$412$281$189$142
32 years$805$563$385$258$171$127
33 years$772$533$359$238$155$114
34 years$741$505$336$219$140$102
35 years$712$479$314$201$127$91
36 years$685$455$294$185$115$82
37 years$659$432$275$171$104$73
38 years$634$410$257$157$94$65
39 years$611$390$241$145$86$59
40 years$589$371$226$134$78$53
41 years$568$353$212$123$70$47
42 years$549$337$199$114$64$42
43 years$530$321$186$105$58$38
44 years$512$306$175$97$53$34
45 years$495$291$164$90$48$30
46 years$479$278$154$83$43$27
47 years$463$265$145$77$39$25
48 years$449$253$136$71$36$22
49 years$434$242$128$65$33$20
50 years$421$231$120$60$30$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 40 starting with $431,000, adding $2,900 every year, while hoping to spend $39,884 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 85/8/7 Blend
39$431,000$431,000$431,000$431,000
40$477,953$455,110$448,430$518,055
41$484,268$434,974$421,016$524,521
42$489,891$412,515$391,347$525,880
43$494,708$387,577$359,305$526,110
44$498,594$359,994$324,768$525,069
45$501,409$329,592$287,606$522,602
46$502,998$296,188$247,687$518,540
47$503,189$259,585$204,869$512,694
48$501,788$219,579$159,006$504,857
49$498,584$175,952$109,946$494,800
50$493,340$128,474$57,530$482,270
51$485,794$76,903$1,590$466,991
52$475,655$20,981$0$448,657
53$462,602$0$0$431,269
54$446,278$0$0$414,009
55$426,289$0$0$395,158
56$402,197$0$0$372,461
57$373,519$0$0$345,463
58$339,721$0$0$313,665
59$300,210$0$0$276,512
60$254,333$0$0$233,391
61$201,367$0$0$183,625
62$140,512$0$0$126,466
63$70,887$0$0$61,085
64$0$0$0$0
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0